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Emerge: Making Sense of What's Next

Emerge: Making Sense of What's Next

By Daniel Thorson

A podcast based inquiry into the next phase of the human experiment.
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Emerge: Making Sense of What's NextApr 18, 2018

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Jill Nephew - Using ChatGPT is Like Eating Plastic for Your Cognition

Jill Nephew - Using ChatGPT is Like Eating Plastic for Your Cognition

In this conversation I speak with Jill Nephew. Jill, a former AI black box algorithm engineer with extensive experience in developing software architectures, holds a highly heterodox perspective on the risks associated with LLM AIs. In this conversation we explore Jill's argument that using LLMs like ChatGPT or Bard are like eating plastic for your cognitive agency and natural intelligence, how it is that AIs could cause the rise of new 'supercults', and how another world is possible, if only we learn to ask the right questions.

If you enjoy this podcast and want to support it please consider becoming a Patreon supporter.


[3:52] The critical difference between cognition and thinking [9:49] Why is using LLMs like eating plastic for our cognition? [16:04] What LLMs represent in the context of the meta-crisis [24:51] How LLMs signal trustworthiness and use randomness to confuse us and unground our cognition [36:00] What we can expect to see as LLMs introduce more plastic into our cognition [38:29] What ways of interacting with LLMs might be safe? [47:52] What are cults and how do they function in relationship to our cognition? [53:29] The possibility of an AI 'supercult' [55:27] The most dangerous thing we do to each other [59:48] The deep meaningfulness and richness of grounded cognition, going beyond trauma healing, beyond the monkey mind [1:07:17] Technology to reclaim natural intelligence, the practice of inquiry, the difference between 'good' inquiry and 'bad' inquiry [1:12:31] The rigorous engineering behind good inquiry forms [1:13:29] The power of inquiry, the feeling of insight, how to achieve a quiet mind [1:18:29] Jill's advice for how to respond to the acceleration of planetary destruction


Jill's Conversation with Layman Pascal on the Integral Stage⁠

Inqwire, the software Jill has developed to help people reclaim their natural intelligence.

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May 20, 202301:29:36
John Vervaeke, Zak Stein, Nora Bateson - What is Transformation?

John Vervaeke, Zak Stein, Nora Bateson - What is Transformation?

John Vervaeke, Zak Stein, and Nora Bateson discuss transformation and its complex, cross-domain dimensionality. This episode addresses topics such as how does transformation take place and in what contexts? How does western culture misunderstand transformation? How is transformation naturally interwoven within the larger narrative of our lives?

This conversation is brought to us by the Respond Network (https://rspnd.network). The Respond network is an initiative to address the meta-crisis by researching and cultivating wisdom. Respond is a network of researchers and practitioners who develop and deploy ecologies of practices (EoP) for personal and systemic transformation.


0:00:00 - Introduction, the Respond Network, Patreon

0:03:41 - Transformation Dimensionality

0:09:05 - Consequences of Transformation

0:13:13 - Transformation is not Chosen

0:19:11 - Virtue in Response to Fate

0:24:28 - Transformation is Ecological

0:29:41 - Re-Humanization of Transformational Spaces

0:32:05 - Necessary Tension within the Mythology of Hero

0:41:41 - Shifts in Intergenerational Transmission

0:44:08 - Ecology of Communication

0:50:58 - Necessity of Cultural Cognitive Grammar

0:53:20 - The Contextuality & Transferability of Transformation

1:08:23 - How Skills are Interwoven & Transferable


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May 18, 202301:11:05
Zak Stein - AI Tutor Apocalypse

Zak Stein - AI Tutor Apocalypse

Zak Stein and Daniel Thorson discuss the myriad risks of emerging AI tutoring technologies. AI tutoring is being developed now and will be deployed over the course of the next two to five years, bringing radical changes to our educational systems. This conversation explores the risks of this emerging technology while simultaneously proposing how, if designed correctly, this technology could solve the meta-crisis.


Timestamp

0:00 - Intro

5:20 - Shift in Awareness of AI

10:08 - GAI Risk

15:51 - AI Alignment & Human Alignment

17:18 - Risks of Generalized Nature of AI

19:08 - Accelerating Misaligned Institutions

20:26 - AI Assistance & Anthropomorphism

25:35 - Instantaneous Media Interfacing

29:48 - AI Tutoring Risk

38:44 - Obsoleting Human Relationship

41:52 - AI Perfecting Propaganda

43:22 - Humanity's Educational Relationship

46:21 - Breaking the Human Nervous System

50:14 - AI Tutoring Risk Continued

55:17 - Building Aligned AI Tutoring Technology

59:56 - Importance of Non-Anthropomorphizable AI

1:02:10 - Irreducibility of Human Goodness

1:04:42 - The Limits of Computationalism

1:07:10 - AI Tutoring Guardrails

1:11:44 - Implementation of AI Tutoring Technology

1:17:36 - AI Planetary Tutoring System

1:21:59 - Solving the Meta-Crisis with AI Planetary Tutoring

1:25:06 - The Emergence of the New Human

1:29:18 - Right Relationship with Emerging AI Technology

1:35:18 - Conclusion


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Apr 24, 202301:36:59
David Sauvage - The Future of Collective Decision-Making
Aug 06, 202201:20:54
Gary Sheng - To Actualize Game B, Empower Gen Z
Jun 15, 202201:29:37
Steve March - An Integrated Ecology of Practice for the Meta-Crisis

Steve March - An Integrated Ecology of Practice for the Meta-Crisis

Steve March is the creator of an integrated ecology of practice and founder of Aletheia Coaching. In this episode we get into the history of coaching, depth and the fourth generation of coaching, going from self-improvement to self-unfoldment, Heidegger’s view on technology and attunement, depth ontology, eclecticism to integration, parts conflict in ecologies of practice, four depths of self-contact, internal family systems.

Aletheia Coaching:  https://integralunfoldment.com

Steve's Paper on the Neuroscience of Transformation: https://libraryofprofessionalcoaching.com/research/brain-behavior/the-neuroscience-of-enduring-transformation/


[0:02:36] Introducing Steve

[0:09:00] First, Second, Third Generation Coaching

[0:13:43] Aletheia and the Fourth Generation of Coaching

[0:18:10] What if we are already whole?

[0:18:47] Reservations about the term “coaching”

[0:20:38] Exploring Unfoldment

[0:24:57] Technological Attunement and Poetic Attunement

[0:44:53] Invoking Poetic Attunement

[0:53:20] Deeping eclecticism into integration

[1:37:00] Scaling Psychotechnologies

Jun 13, 202201:46:32
Sean Wilkinson - Circling, Meditation & Trauma
May 23, 202201:57:49
Circling & Soulmaking with Ellen McSweeney & Daniel Thorson

Circling & Soulmaking with Ellen McSweeney & Daniel Thorson

In this episode fellow Monastic Academy resident Ellen McSweeney and I explore the relationship between Circling and Soulmaking in an attempt to make sense of the experience we shared co-facilitating the Anti-Fragile Heart retreat in March. Towards the end there is a Q+A with retreat participants. 

If you'd like to explore the practice of Circling MAPLE is hosting the SAS 6-month Circling Training starting in June.

This conversation was recorded in the meditation hall at the Monastic Academy, and the audio is a little wonky...


Apr 14, 202201:14:37
Mark Feenstra - Renormaling: Fractal Harmony in Action
Dec 04, 202101:50:15
Layman Pascal - Spiritual Practice as Harmonization

Layman Pascal - Spiritual Practice as Harmonization

Layman Pascal is an author, speaker, and body-mind-soul at large in the Integral and Metamodern scenes. 

In this episode we dive into Layman's 'integration surplus' model of spiritual practice. This model offers an integrative lens through which to view all transformative practices. Through my work at the Monastic Academy I developed a startlingly similar 'harmonization model' of spiritual practice, which forms the conceptual basis of the curriculum for the Willow Intensive. You can learn more about that in this companion episode with John Vervaeke. In this conversation with Layman we explore some of the deeper ramifications and affordances of this way of looking at transformative practice. 

If you'd like to explore this way of approaching practice more deeply we are offering two online courses:

October 19 - November 9 at 11:30 a.m. ET: Intro to Harmonization: A New Ecology of Practices

Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/intro-to-harmonization-a-new-ecology-of-practices-tickets-182786668847

October 22 - November 12 at 6:00 p.m. ET: Jade Method Meditation Course

Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/jade-method-meditation-course-tickets-182814672607

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In this conversation Layman and I speak about:

- How the harmony model arose out of Layman’s spiritual & philosophical practice

- That all spiritual practices can be framed in terms of harmonization, and why that is so significant

- Why it’s important that this model is ‘ontologically agnostic’

- The common confusion between harmony and unison

- The role of meeting conflict in order to reveal a deeper harmony

- The four fundamental proto-skills to help us harmonize any system

- How super abundant harmony can help us identify what is valuable and good in any context

- The value and limitation of awakening, and why it can sometimes lead to unskillful behavior

Oct 12, 202101:16:10
Harmonizing to Emerge with John Vervaeke

Harmonizing to Emerge with John Vervaeke

John Vervaeke speaks with Seishin and myself about the ecology of practices we are exploring in the Willow Intensive. This was originally recorded on The Stoa.

This episode includes a brief overview of the Harmony model and the five aspects we've been training to harmonize. We discuss the obstacles and opportunities of birthing a new kind of wisdom institution in the modern world, and the necessity of having an ecology of practices to adequately transform the human mind during a time of planetary crisis (and much more). The conversation ends with a Q&A.

We are offering two online courses for those who would like to explore these practices more deeply:

October 19 - November 9 at 11:30 a.m. ET: Intro to Harmonization: A New Ecology of Practices

Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/intro-to-harmonization-a-new-ecology-of-practices-tickets-182786668847

October 22 - November 12 at 6:00 p.m. ET: Jade Method Meditation Course

Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/jade-method-meditation-course-tickets-182814672607

Oct 12, 202101:28:48
Soryu Forall - Responding to Collapse: Virtue and Possibility at the World's End
Aug 12, 202126:22
Rob McNamara - Adult Development & Ensoulment

Rob McNamara - Adult Development & Ensoulment

Rob McNamara is an author, leadership coach, advisor and consultant with expertise in adult development and human performance. He is a co-founder of the leading consulting firm Delta Developmental, a faculty member for the Ivey School of Business' LIFT Advanced Coaching Program, and is a Senior Monk and Integral Zen Dharma Holder training with Diane Musho Hamilton Roshi. McNamara’s coaching focuses leaders on clarifying life purpose, growing critical leadership skills to advance value creation and fostering organizational development to enhance learning and innovation.

MAPLE Fundamentals Online Training (Cohort Begins August 8th)

Vision Quest at the Monastic Academy (September 10th - 19th)


Show Notes:
00:02 Who do we need to become to navigate this planetary meta-crisis?
00:05 “Revolutionary enfoldment” / new vectors of development
00:10 Limitations of just adding more complexity
00:18 Takes 10 years. Do we even have that? XR: “sacrifice for future generation” — Hero frame
00:26 Exploring other distinctions / sovereignty and surrender
00:33 “If we’re not willing to die, we don’t get to touch the ineffable grace of life”
00:36 The diversification of identity
00:43 The illumined reality / world as image structure
00:51 What needs to happen in public? / education
00:55 How do we cultivate the capacity to attune to image? / image is prior to language
01:04 Circling / need for community
01:08 “giving someone an image that is not their own”
01:11 Omniwin / “image structure is not an exhaustible resource”
01:14 Finite and infinite games / “switching arena of pathos to soul-making” / “game on, forever”
01:16 How to increase access to this?
01:19 Organizational development / “If this is our last thing, what do we do?”
01:22 How do we ground this in community? / problem-solving / play
01:25 Robert = “bright counselor”
01:28 Wrap-up

Jul 24, 202101:39:38
Zak Stein - The Eros of Ethics

Zak Stein - The Eros of Ethics

In this first conversation after a year sabbatical from the Emerge project I'm speaking with Zak Stein. This is a far ranging conversation about ethics, education, trauma, the erotics of moral understanding, and more. 

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Show Notes

0:00 Opening 0:03 How to create the kinds of humans who can respond to the meta-crisis? 0:08 “We’re not sure what it means to be good anymore” / what’s worth loving 0:09 Eros and Ethics / Ensoulment 0:17 Moral development 0:23 “How do you get someone interested in what is truly good?” 0:25 Linking / meta-psychology 0:29 Community ethics feedback loops 0:33 Objective ethics 0:37 Embodied ethical sensing 0:38 Intersection between Trauma & Ethics, desensitization, somatic de-armoring 0:43 Trust, return of the Sacred 0:47 The Moral Exemplar 0:52 Exposure to the full ethical range 0:54 “Trauma” in culture 0:62 Evil 0:68 Practices for Wellbeing 0:72 “Enlightenment is your greatest disappointment” 0:74 Eros & Ethics 0:77 Human as ethical actor, intimacy and obligation 0:81 Circling, following “aliveness”, co-discovering moral landscape 0:85 Path = compromising moral integrity increasingly intolerable 0:88 Ethics in Community, MAPLE’s advantage 0:90 Closing
Jun 28, 202101:34:57
Emerge Returns: Solo Episode
Jun 28, 202123:54
The End of Emerge (For Now)

The End of Emerge (For Now)

I've decided to put this project on hold and dedicate myself more fully my work and training at the Monastic Academy. In this episode I share some of the thinking and feeling that went into my choice.

If you'd like to support me in my training and work you can do so through Patreon.

A few recent pieces I've read that are relevant to this episode:

Cutting Through Spiritual Colonialism by Vinay Gupta
Mindfulness: Developing Agency in Urgent Times by Jamie Bristow & Rosie Bell
Sep 18, 202019:29
Zak Stein - American Culture's Psychotic Break (pt. 2)

Zak Stein - American Culture's Psychotic Break (pt. 2)

In the first episode after my 75 day silent retreat I sat down with Zak Stein to speak about the the current cultural moment and how we can respond to the chaos and uncertainty of the world with love and integrity.

This is part two of a two part episode.


In this episode we discuss:

- An overview of Zak’s metapsychology

- How the psyche is a triple of development, ensoulment, and transcendence and why one must work on all three

- How much of the talk about ‘sense making’ is missing two thirds of the picture

- The noetic function of love

- The relationship between language, image and symbol

- How ensoulment lags behind development and transcendence in terms of emphasis in transformational culture

- Why working with image and ensoulment might be the most important work that can be done right now

- What image has to do with the resolution of the meaning crisis

- Zak’s theory that, at some point, a shared cultural image will spontaneously create collective coherence

- How ethics is implicated in Zak’s metapsychology

- How virtue ethics is the antidote to virtue signaling

Jul 09, 202059:05
Zak Stein - American Culture's Psychotic Break (pt. 1)
Jul 01, 202001:09:22
Soryu Forall - Manufactured Awakenings

Soryu Forall - Manufactured Awakenings

Soryu Forall is the founder and head-teacher of the Monastic Academy

Soryu has a decade of intensive monastic training, a degree in Economics from Williams College, and extensive experience in social and environmental justice. He was ordained in 1998 at Sogen Temple under the tutelage of the Zen Master Shodo Harada.

The day this recording goes live I'll be beginning an 80(ish) day silent solo retreat here on the land of the Monastic Academy. By the end of this episode,  I hope you'll understand why I would do such a thing.

We discuss:

How awakening enables us to be of true service in times of crisis

How easy it is to fool ourselves about the depth of our experience and insight

Soryu’s personal crisis upon learning of the Japanese Zen traditions participation in the atrocities of World War Two

A vision of awakening that is adequate to the meta-crisis

Whether it makes sense to disconnect Waking Up, Growing Up, and Cleaning Up

Does awakening make us more ethical? Better at making decisions? 

The difference between ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ enlightenment according to the Buddhist eightfold path

What kind of monsters ‘wrong’ enlightenment creates

Why transformative practices disconnected from ethical training is so dangerous

How the cultural assumptions of liberalism, humanism, and materialism distort our understanding of what awakening is

How your aspiration creates your understanding of the path

Why it’s necessary to do these practices in community

Soryu’s definition of awakening

And more!

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Monastic Academy Podcast

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Mar 13, 202001:46:16
Andrew J. Taggart - Existential Openings & Psychotechnologies of Self-Transformation

Andrew J. Taggart - Existential Openings & Psychotechnologies of Self-Transformation

Andrew J Taggart is a practical philosopher, Zen Buddhist, and entrepreneur. Recently Andrew wrote an article called 'Psychotechnologies of Self-Transformation' that led me to reach out to him and schedule a conversation.

This episode was recorded a few months ago, but it occurs to me as exactly the right time to release it. If you are feeling panicked about the Corona Virus, I'd encourage you to slow down, get a hot cup of tea (or go for a walk outside) and enjoy this warm-spirited philosophical conversation.

We inquire about:

Why aren't human beings kinder to each other, let alone to all sentient beings?

Is liberalism, humanism, and nihilism at the root of the meta-crisis?

How social media requires a self-enclosed narcissistic humanism to function

How do we move beyond humanism into a new cosmological sense of being?

Is it possible to install new modes of being in time to confront the planetary challenges facing us?

The necessity of existential openings as a portal to self-inquiry

Whether we need to administer 'gentle shocks' to help people enter into spiritual crisis as quickly as possible

How can we help ensure that instances of emergency and crisis can touch the heart and open the spirit?

How do we precipitate mass existential opening?

How do we help others encounter the truths of their heart?

What Andrew has learned about having skillful philosophical conversations

The importance of becoming sensitive in conversation to what Andrew calls 'existential weight'

Why we must change our lives according to our existential truths, and the consequences of not doing so

What is an adequate new definition of the human being that supports the emergence of a broadly contemplative culture

Does wisdom arise from awakening, or does awakening arise from wisdom?

What are the most important virtues to be cultivated now, in this time between worlds?


Andrew's Home on the Internet


Mar 11, 202001:34:36
Jonathan Reams - Waking Up & Growing Up: How Seeing the Virtuality of Self Supports Adult Development

Jonathan Reams - Waking Up & Growing Up: How Seeing the Virtuality of Self Supports Adult Development

Jonathan Reams works at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), serves as Editor-in Chief of Integral Review, and is a co-founder of the Center for Transformative Leadership and of the European Center for Leadership Practice. He brings awareness based leadership development practices to his work, focusing on how the inner workings of human nature can develop leadership capacities for today’s complex challenges.

His recent research and practice has focused on subjects such as; the impact of Immunity to Change based coaching, theoretical foundations of resistance to change, the integration of psychological and cognitive skill based assessments and the use of narrative based tools combined with developmentally informed reflection prompts for scaling development.

We inquire into:

What do we mean when we talk about human development?

Why are there so many different models of adult development?

Are higher stages of adult development all one thing or are there many different types of maturity?

The various types of developmental models and the key differences between them

How do we develop as moral and ethical beings?

How does seeing the 'virtual' nature of the self help us become more mature and wise humans?

And more! Enjoy. ❤️


Check out http://jonathanreams.com/ to see more about Jonathan's work and writing.

Mar 11, 202001:24:35
Robert Kegan - The Five Stages of Adult Development (And Why You Probably Aren't Stage 5)
Mar 06, 202001:11:51
Mark Feenstra - The Inner Dimension of the Meta-Crisis

Mark Feenstra - The Inner Dimension of the Meta-Crisis

In this episode, I'm speaking with Mark Feenstra. Mark is co-founding a consulting and training ecosystem and incubator, called New Mainstream, which focuses on large scale change that starts with ourselves and the possibility of a new mainstream. Mark is also in the process of founding a land-based community to ground the possibility of actualizing a new mainstream, initially in Golden Bay, New Zealand. 

Over the last year or so I’ve been lucky enough to have a number of conversations with Mark. He, as much as anyone I’ve encountered, really lives the sort of inquiry that I’ve been attempting to embody on this show. Every time I speak with Mark I feel like I’m falling into some wormhole of understanding and coherence. Mark has an amazing ability to bring these topics down to earth without sacrificing the ambiguity and playfulness that is the lifeblood of beautiful conversation.  

We talk about: 

Shifting from a Game A to Game B mental operating system 

The fractal nature of the meta-crisis and how it lives within each of us 

What integrity really means (and whether a crisis of integrity at the heart of the meta-crisis) 

Whether the split between individual transformation and systems transformation is an artifact of Game A consciousness 

Why attempting to fix or heal the crisis is a red herring Integrity as an emergent property of coming into relationship with wholeness 

How noticing the lack of integrity is a proximal cause of integrity 

The relationship between integrity and omni-win decision making 

And the beautiful impossibility of true omni-win decision making  


Monastic Academy Awakened Leadership Bootcamp

Mar 01, 202001:01:16
Rob Burbea - Emptiness, Postmodernism, and Sacred Participation

Rob Burbea - Emptiness, Postmodernism, and Sacred Participation

On this episode I'm joined once again by meditation teacher and author Rob Burbea. For this conversation Jamie Bristow and I talk with Rob about his approach to emptiness, and how it can be a route beyond postmodern nihilism and into a vibrant and sacred participation in the world. We talk about: An overview of the ‘ways of looking’ approach to emptiness,  the participatory nature of perception & the world,  how perception gets fabricated through our participation,  the limitations of a purely cognitive deconstruction ala postmodernism,  how Rob would define emptiness if asked about it at a cocktail party,  How emptiness reveals a path beyond post-modernity,  how hidden commitments limit our ability to explore perspectives,  the unavoidability of participation and the impossibility of neutrality,  the middle way between existence and non-existence, how this approach to emptiness offers a way forward in a ‘post-truth’ world,  how your experience right now is constellated by your way of seeing (whether you know it or not),  and the necessity of practice to realize the deeper dimensions of emptiness. Seeing that Frees [Amazon] Rob on the Deconstructing Yourself Podcast 2009 Emptiness Retreat Dharma Talks
Nov 25, 201901:51:06
Jamie Bristow - Mindfulness as Metamodern Psychotechnology

Jamie Bristow - Mindfulness as Metamodern Psychotechnology

Jamie Bristow joins the show to respond to critiques against the mindfulness revolution and to make the case for mindfulness as a key metamodern cultural technology.

Jamie is Director of The Mindfulness Initiative, the world's first policy institute about mindfulness. Jamie now works with politicians around the world to help them make capacities of mind and heart serious considerations of public policy. 

Topics discussed include:

A snapshot of the current state of the mindfulness revolution, where we are at in the ‘hype cycle’ of mindfulness, a response to the current crop of critiques of mindfulness and in particular Ronald Pursers ‘McMindfulness’ critique, how mindfulness allows us to rescue our attention the clutches of the attention merchants, the attentional capacities of mindfulness as fundamental ground for mass action and civil disobedience in the 21st century, the symmetry between mindfulness and the concept of Sovereignty as promoted by Jordan Greenhall and Daniel Scmachtenberger,  and what might be available at the deeper end of practice... 🤩


Jamie's Article on OpenDemocracy

Nov 18, 201901:28:05
The Future of the Emerge Podcast

The Future of the Emerge Podcast

A solo episode where Daniel shares his vision for the next turn in the inquiry of the Emerge podcast.

Nov 04, 201922:35
Rebel Wisdom // Future Thinkers // Emerge - Making Sense of the Sensemaking Web

Rebel Wisdom // Future Thinkers // Emerge - Making Sense of the Sensemaking Web

David Fuller, Mike Gilliland and I spend time jamming on the conversational space that we have been participating in, and attempt to make sense of where this all might be going...

Oct 14, 201901:25:34
Ronan Harrington - Extinction Rebellion: Collective Sacrifice and Metamodern Praxis

Ronan Harrington - Extinction Rebellion: Collective Sacrifice and Metamodern Praxis

This week I'm speaking with Ronan Harrington about Extinction Rebellion. We talk about the strategic dilemmas of Extinction Rebellion, and how it functions as a practical exploration of metamodern theory. 

Previous Emerge episode with Ronan

We chat about:

- The limits of philosophical conversation and the need for practical movement building

- The challenge of moving from collective awareness to collective action

- The possibility of inspiring an ethos of sacrifice as a portal to action

- Extinction Rebellions upcoming actions beginning October 7th, which are positioned to be the largest direct action in UK history

- Our mutual desire to move beyond conversations and into experimental action

And much more...


Extinction Rebellion International Rebellion  

Oct 03, 201901:10:24
Guy Sengstock - Circling Towards Meaningfulness & Collective Intelligence
Sep 23, 201901:20:41
Zak Stein - Metapsychology, Soul, and Collapse (Pt. 2)

Zak Stein - Metapsychology, Soul, and Collapse (Pt. 2)

In this episode, I'm speaking with writer, educator and futurist Zak Stein. We discuss 'Metapsychology', Zak's attempt to answer the question 'what is the human?' brought up in our previous conversation about a vision for metamodern education. This is part two of a two part conversation.

It's recommended that you listen to my previous conversation with Zak on Education and the Meta-Crisis before you listen to this episode.

Apologies for the sound quality on this episode, it's a little rough around the edges. 😕

We talk about:

- What is soul?

- How to understand suicide and collapse from a soul perspective

- The symmetries between suicide and the movement towards collapse we are collectively moving towards

- How metapsychology helps us understand what the human being is

- How our entertainment industry functions to repress our encounter with death

- Why you can't do educational design without metapsychology

- The difference between spirit and soul

Sep 17, 201955:14
Zak Stein - Metapsychology, Soul, and Collapse (Pt. 1)

Zak Stein - Metapsychology, Soul, and Collapse (Pt. 1)

In this episode I'm speaking once again with writer, educator and futurist Zak Stein. We discuss 'Metapsychology', Zak's attempt to answer the question 'what is the human?' brought up in our previous conversation about a vision for metamodern education. This is part one of a two part conversation.

It's recommended that you listen to my previous conversation with Zak on Education and the Meta-Crisis before you listen to this episode.

Apologies for the sound quality on this episode, it's a little rough around the edges. 😕

We talk about:

- What is soul?

- How to understand suicide and collapse from a soul perspective

- The symmetries between suicide and the movement towards collapse we are collectively moving towards

- How metapsychology helps us understand what the human being is

- How our entertainment industry functions to repress our encounter with death

- Why you can't do educational design without metapsychology

- The difference between spirit and soul

Sep 10, 201901:04:10
Future Thinkers - Cultivating Human Sovereignty

Future Thinkers - Cultivating Human Sovereignty

Today on Emerge I’m speaking with Euvie Ivanova and Mike Gilliland, hosts of the Future Thinkers podcast. In this conversation we explore the concept of Sovereignty, how we are practicing it in our lives, and why it’s such a significant tool in service of the evolution of consciousness.


Topics include:

-What is sovereignty

-What is sense-making, and why it is broken for so many people right now

- How to diagnose corrupted sense-making, and what to do about it

- Questions to ask yourself to increase your sovereignty

- How to work on your sovereignty when you can’t trust what you perceive

- The relationship between awakening and sovereignty

- How Mike and Euvie see sovereignty playing a role in the future of the human experiment

- Predictions about the emergence of new collective intelligences


Future Thinkers Podcast

A Course in Personal Evolution


Sep 02, 201901:01:59
Mette Böll - Cultivating Generative Social Fields
Aug 26, 201901:06:49
Christopher Life - OneNation: An Omni-Win US Political Party

Christopher Life - OneNation: An Omni-Win US Political Party

This week I'm speaking with Christopher Life. Christopher Life is the founder of OneNation, a new American political party dedicated to installing an all-win paradigm and rebirthing our democratic systems.

Christopher and I talk about systems change as the next great social issue, the two party system as a hegemonic duopoly, OneNation as a generative alternative to the current system, omni-win vs win-lose, how the omni-win vision is the center of the shift needed to remake all the systems of society, win-lose thinking as a psycho-technology that is no longer adaptive, how empire uses polarization to maintain power, the need to create new collective intelligences and to experiment with new decision making systems, how OneNation will pull the disenfranchised and disengaged into a new political conversation, and the plan to make all-win cool and win-lose lame.


Freakonomic Duopoly Episode

Bill Moyers Stages of Social Change

OneNation Party USA

Aug 12, 201901:33:24
Daniel Schmachtenberger - Utopia or Bust: Designing a Non Self-Terminating Civilization

Daniel Schmachtenberger - Utopia or Bust: Designing a Non Self-Terminating Civilization

This week I'm speaking with Daniel Schmachtenberger.

Daniel is a founding member of The Consilience Project, aimed at improving public sensemaking and dialogue.

The throughline of his interests has to do with ways of improving the health and development of individuals and society, with a virtuous relationship between the two as a goal.

Towards these ends, he’s had particular interest in the topics of catastrophic and existential risk, civilization and institutional decay and collapse as well as progress, collective action problems, social organization theories, and the relevant domains in philosophy and science.

Motivated by the belief that advancing collective intelligence and capacity is foundational to the integrity of any civilization, and necessary to address the unique risks we currently face given the intersection of globalization and exponential technology, he has spoken publicly on many of these topics, hoping to popularize and deepen important conversations and engage more people in working towards their solutions. Many of these can be found here.

We talk about the current state of the phase shift, whether we are past the point of no return for social collapse, Daniel’s three generator functions of existential risk, the definition of an adequate social architecture that avoids existential risk, how technology creates asymmetric advantage that debases the planetary life support system, why we need to create technology that leads to ‘metastability’, the pollution of the epistemic commons, why we need to define problems in a comprehensive way where the solutions don’t create worse problems, the vows Daniel made as a teenager, what progress is being made at solving the generator functions of existential risk, the auto-poetic nature of trauma, and the necessity of a mature relationship between certainty and uncertainty.

Aug 05, 201901:26:50
State of the DAO Panel Discussion

State of the DAO Panel Discussion

This week I am joined by Danilo Vaz, Stratis Karad, Jocelyn, and Felipe Duarte to explore all things Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs).

We talk about  what DAOs are and why they are significant, where the space is at (and what it’s evolving into), how DAOs might allow for teal/horizontal/distributed organizations to scale, what are some of the most exciting DAOs currently active, the need for wacky proposals, and more.


Participants

Danilo Vaz (@emergir_co) - Fascinated by everything Complexity related, from fungi mycelium, to cultural evolution, to distributed computer networks. He’s worked as a community manager at DAOstack during the project’s ICO. Co-host of DAOCast.

Statis Karad (@stratiskarad) -  Passionate about free thought, free speech and free market. Marketing & bizdev at DAOstack, and co-host of DAOCast.

Jocelyn (http://kattfantastiskt.nu/) - Artist interested in sociotechnical artifacts; her current work explores imagination processes, magic, and code. She works with electronic literature, installations, and performances within the contexts of decentralized organizations, female narratives, and the human love affair with the Internet.

Felipe Duarte (@facilitator23) - Originally an artist and activist, his experience on the ground during the social upheavals of Brazil have shifted his reflections towards society and organizations. Participant in the Genesis Alpha DAO and to becoming the Organiser of DAOfest.


Related Episodes

Richard Bartlett - Occupy Wall Street as Bootstrapping Collective Intelligence

Jordan Greenhall - Anti-Rivalry, QAnon, and SOCIs (Oh my!)

Max Borders - The Coming Social Singularity

Moritz Bierling - Metamodern Politics + Holochain = 🔥💞🌎🤸

Jul 29, 201901:34:38
Joe Edelman - Designing Systems for Human Flourishing

Joe Edelman - Designing Systems for Human Flourishing

Joe Edelman is a philosopher, social scientist, designer, and founder of Human Systems, a global community for those redesigning institutions and social spaces so as to better support meaningful lives and human values.

In this conversation we  discuss why designing systems in alignment with human values is the way forward for social transformation, the difference between advancing values and practicing values, the anti-rivalrous nature of values, how to name your values with the same specificity that you name your goals, why the breakdown of systems is a wonderful opportunity for redesign, the relationship between meaningfulness and values, and what this all has to do with the possibility of social collapse.


Notes on the Show, Including the Referenced Political Compass with Bonnitta Roy, Jordan Hall, et all

Jul 22, 201901:10:22
Tom Murray - Wisdom Skills

Tom Murray - Wisdom Skills

Jul 16, 201901:31:57
Bayo Akomolafe - The Insurgency of the Invisible

Bayo Akomolafe - The Insurgency of the Invisible

Today I'm speaking with Bayo Akomolafe. Bayo is a an academic, poet and philosopher who dedicates his life to mediating between the spiritual and the scientific. He is the Executive Director and Chief Curator for The Emergence Network, and the author of ‘These Wilds Beyond our Fences: Letters to my Daughter on Humanity’s Search for Home‘.

We talk about what emergence is and why it is such a relevant idea for our time, the scandal at the heart of modernity, why it's a good idea to be uncertain about the possibility of systems collapse, why the urgency of our times is an invitation to slow down, the problems with spiritual tourism, why identity politics can often seem so broken, how the social justice movement is mistakenly using modernist constructs of power, how inclusion can reinforce the structures of exploitation and oppression, and why we cannot ‘out-think the crisis’.


Bayo's Profile on Emerge

The 25 Billion Ton Biomass at the Bottom of the Ocean

Jul 08, 201901:16:31
Bonnitta Roy - Six Ways to Go Meta
Jul 01, 201901:32:20
Zak Stein - The Meta-Crisis is a Human Development Crisis: Education in a Time Between Worlds
Jun 24, 201901:15:59
Intermission with Both/And - Podcasting as a Spiritual Practice
Jun 13, 201901:15:53
Dr. Douglas Tataryn - Emotions in Meditation and Human Development
May 20, 201901:28:41
Catherine McGee - Soulmaking in Collapse
May 13, 201901:29:25
Jeremy Johnson - Jean Gebser & Mutating Consciousness in the Anthropocene
May 06, 201901:10:58
John Vervaeke - The Meaning Crisis

John Vervaeke - The Meaning Crisis

Today's guest is John Vervaeke, PhD. John is an award-winning lecturer at the University of Toronto in the departments of psychology, cognitive science and Buddhist psychology. John joins Emerge to discuss the meaning crisis, it's consequences, and how we might design ecologies of practice to chart a path to new vistas of meaningfulness.

We cover: what is the meaning crisis, how does the meaning crisis intersect with the ecological and political crisis, how our consciousness prioritizes what is most meaningful out of the totality of perception and how much flexibility we have in adjusting and transforming what we find meaningful, why it’s problematic to ‘unbundle’ and decontextualize practices like mindfulness from a larger integrated ecology of practice, how everything from literacy to rationality to mindfulness could be considered a ‘psychotechnology’, what the highest leverage practices for resolving the meaning-crisis in our own lives, how to think about building the religions of the future, why new communities of practice ought to focus on process instead of personality, John’s own journey in amplifying the meaning in life, and how our bodies can function as ‘meaningfulness’ compasses in our lives.

Awakening from the Meaning Crisis
Apr 29, 201901:25:22
Skinner Layne - Embracing Collapse: Transforming Tragedy into Meaningfulness

Skinner Layne - Embracing Collapse: Transforming Tragedy into Meaningfulness

My guest today is Skinner Layne. Skinner is the founder of Exosphere, a learning & problem-solving community and startup laboratory.

We talk about how collapse is woven into the DNA of our system, how those who grew up in the modern west are equivalent to trust fund babies, why marxism dies from cancer, fascism dies from heart attack and consumerism dies from diabetes, how Apple is the perfection of fascist production and marxist aesthetics, why preserving the status quo is unacceptable, how collapse is more like falling down a hill than falling off a cliff...and why it may be a good idea to head down the hill preemptively, before you are pushed. 

Outro music by Danny J

Apr 22, 201901:39:15
Making Sense of Jem Bendell and Vinay Gupta with Bonnitta Roy

Making Sense of Jem Bendell and Vinay Gupta with Bonnitta Roy

A short making sense episode with frequent guest of the show Bonnitta Roy. We have a chat about the recent episodes with Jem Bendell and Vinay Gupta, and how what new paths forward may lie in the wake of the collapse narrative.

Apr 18, 201938:45
Making Sense of Jem Bendell and Vinay Gupta with Peter Park

Making Sense of Jem Bendell and Vinay Gupta with Peter Park

A short making sense episode with friend and fellow monastic Peter Park. We have a chat about the recent episodes with Jem Bendell and Vinay Gupta, and how the idea of collapse is playing out in our own lives.

Apr 15, 201928:53
Vinay Gupta - Waking Up in the Monster Factory (pt. 2)

Vinay Gupta - Waking Up in the Monster Factory (pt. 2)

This episode's guest is Vinay Gupta (@leashless). Vinay is the founder of Mattereum, the creator of the hexayurt, and part of the team that launched the Ethereum project. Vinay is also a deep spiritual practitioner, and in this two part episode we explore the intersection of awakening, social collapse, and the possibility of human extinction.

We talk about Vinay’s esoteric spiritual path and subsequent awakening to the planetary crisis, why we ought to abandon all causes except the avoidance of total human extinction, why our situation is not just a repackaged mythical eschatology, why the victors of global capitalism are becoming the new losers, why we live in a ‘monster factory’, the reality that poverty IS collapse, why love is not enough, why a UBI might be the best thing we can do to escape the worst impacts of collapse, Vinay’s critique of the idea of ‘consciousness revolution’ as a real solution to the problems of a world, the problem with the mindfulness and yoga movements in the West, why anything that’s not leading towards enlightenment is not spiritual practice, why Salvador Dali is a Buddha, what expression of awakening can serve in a planetary crisis, why grace is a form of ‘not giving a fuck’, how to get in touch with the hellish aspect of the world, and why we need to 'saw off' the 60s.

This is part two of a two part conversation.

Outro music by Danny J.
Apr 08, 201901:10:25
Vinay Gupta - Waking Up in the Monster Factory (pt. 1)

Vinay Gupta - Waking Up in the Monster Factory (pt. 1)

This episode's guest is Vinay Gupta (@leashless). Vinay is the founder of Mattereum, the creator of the hexayurt, and part of the team that launched the Ethereum project. Vinay is also a deep spiritual practitioner, and in this two part episode we explore the intersection of awakening, social collapse, and the possibility of human extinction. We talk about Vinay’s esoteric spiritual path and subsequent awakening to the planetary crisis, why we ought to abandon all causes except the avoidance of total human extinction, why our situation is not just a repackaged mythical eschatology, why the victors of global capitalism are becoming the new losers, why we live in a ‘monster factory’, the reality that poverty IS collapse, why love is not enough, why a UBI might be the best thing we can do to escape the worst impacts of collapse, Vinay’s critique of the idea of ‘consciousness revolution’ as a real solution to the problems of a world, the problem with the mindfulness and yoga movements in the West, why anything that’s not leading towards enlightenment is not spiritual practice, why Salvador Dali is a Buddha, what expression of awakening can serve in a planetary crisis, why grace is a form of ‘not giving a fuck’, how to get in touch with the hellish aspect of the world, and why we need to 'saw off' the 60s. This is part one of a two part conversation. Outro music by Danny J.
Apr 01, 201955:22
Dr. Jem Bendell - The Meaning and Joy of Inevitable Social Collapse

Dr. Jem Bendell - The Meaning and Joy of Inevitable Social Collapse

Today I'm speaking with Dr. Jem Bendell. Jem exploded onto the internet with the release of his 'Deep Adaptation' paper, which has been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times. The paper makes a very persuasive argument for what Dr. Bendell calls 'Inevitable near term social collapse' due to climate change. In this conversation we talk about non-linear self-reinforcing negative feedback loops in climate systems, Dr. Bendell’s experience of grief in coming to terms with the reality of collapse, Extinction Rebellion as an expression of fierce love, the meaningfulness and joy on the other side of collapse acceptance, collapse as an invitation to face the reality of our own inevitable death, how to approach the idea of collapse in a helpful way, and whether the United States and Europe will escape the worst impacts as systems de-cohere. Deep Adaptation Paper Positive Deep Adaptation Facebook Group
Mar 25, 201901:12:47
Check-in & Update

Check-in & Update

No guest today, instead a short check-in and update about Emerge and the life of Daniel. 

Mar 18, 201906:47
David Fuller - Rebel Wisdom, The Intellectual Dark Web & The Future of Media
Mar 11, 201901:11:43
Miki Kasthan - The Inseparability of Psychological and Social Transformation
Mar 04, 201901:24:09
Paul Krafel - The World Healing Game of Upward Spirals
Feb 25, 201901:12:24
Nick Jankel - Post-Identity Tribalism in Culture War 2.0

Nick Jankel - Post-Identity Tribalism in Culture War 2.0

Nick Seneca Jankel is an author, professional speaker, leadership futurist, and philosopher. His recent book, Spiritual Atheism, reconciles spiritual and contemplative experience with science into a robust ‘human operating system’. I reached out to Nick after reading his recent article on medium called "Hacking Identity Politics To Save Our Species”, which we unpack in this conversation.


We cover topics like the relationship between spiritual practice and social change, how to 'hack' identity politics, the responsibility of ‘integralists’ to intervene in cultural flashpoints, and the need for post-tribal tribes to create collaborative fellowship.

Feb 18, 201901:15:32
Jeremy Lent - Maps of Meaning for a World in Crisis
Feb 04, 201901:23:36
Robert MacNaughton - Learnings from the Life and Death of the Integral Center

Robert MacNaughton - Learnings from the Life and Death of the Integral Center

In this conversation I’m speaking with Robert McNuaghten. Robert was the founder and executive director of the Integral Center in Boulder Colorado from it’s birth in 2013 until it’s recent closure at the end of 2018.  

We chat about the shadow side of idealism, leadership and patriarchy, the essence of conservatism, the history of the Integral movement in Boulder, intersubjective reductionism, Robert’s concerns about the spread of authentic relating throughout the world, and how understanding Attachment Theory helps bring balance to relational practices. 

Jan 28, 201901:09:11
James Surwillo - Metamodern Leadership and Millennial Heroics
Jan 21, 201901:11:04
Miles Bukiet - Monasteries of the Future
Jan 14, 201957:19
Ria Baeck - Emergent Collective Practice and Applied Presence
Dec 24, 201801:18:50
Joachim Stroh - Collective Sensemaking and Presence in Digital Spaces
Dec 17, 201801:10:57
Jared Janes - Stream Entry, Philosophy and the Terror of Getting What You Want
Dec 13, 201801:07:31
Gail Bradbrook - Extinction Rebellion
Dec 11, 201801:00:58
Peter Park - (Meta)Modern Monasticism and Existential Risk

Peter Park - (Meta)Modern Monasticism and Existential Risk

In this episode of Emerge I'm speaking with Peter Park. Peter is a teacher and Assistant Director at the Monastic Academy in Lowell, Vermont. Peter and I talk about what a 'modern monastery is', the choice between comfort and truth, the role of monastic style training in a time of existential risk, and Peter's experience combining contemplative practice and authentic relating in the context of a monastic community. www.peterxpark.com www.monasticacademy.com Deep Adaptation & Systems Collapse Paper https://mahb.stanford.edu/library-item/deep-adaptation-map-navigating-climate-tragedy/
Dec 03, 201801:15:31
Peter Limberg - Memetic Tribes, Culture War 2.0, and the Perils of Grey Pilling

Peter Limberg - Memetic Tribes, Culture War 2.0, and the Perils of Grey Pilling

In this episode, I'm speaking with Peter Limberg. Peter is the creator of the Intellectual Explorers Club in Toronto, CA as well as co-author of 'Memetic Tribes and Culture War 2.0', a recent medium article that has been very popular in my odd corner of the internet. In this conversation we chat about memeplexes, grey pills, radical agnosticism, Robert Anton Wilson, how to speak with confidence in the midst of uncertainty, authentic relating, anti-debates, and pragmatic tribal affiliations for post-tribal peoples. Enjoy the show! Memetic Tribes and Culture War 2.0 (article) https://medium.com/intellectual-explorers-club/memetic-tribes-and-culture-war-2-0-14705c43f6bb Peter & Ronan on Alter Ego https://anchor.fm/alterego/episodes/How-to-transcend-the-culture-wars-e2hh7n
Nov 26, 201801:01:55
Nora Bateson - Awakening Interdependence and Evolving Systems with Warm Data

Nora Bateson - Awakening Interdependence and Evolving Systems with Warm Data

Nora Bateson is a Filmmaker, writer, educator, lecturer and President of the International Bateson Institute.

In this conversation we discuss how systems learn and evolve, the importance of moving between contexts, how our dreams of incremental change have failed, and the how system change will likely emerge from the liminal space between institutions.
Nov 19, 201801:13:58
John Michael Greer - The Kek Wars: How Chaos Magic Influenced the 2016 US Presidential Election
Nov 12, 201801:15:44
Zak Stein - A Metaphysics of Love for a Time Between Worlds
Oct 29, 201801:22:52
Adam Robbert - Breaking the Binary of Theory & Practice
Oct 25, 201801:13:26
Terry Patten - Integral Theory & Metamodernism, Irony & Sincerity, and Why Voting Matters

Terry Patten - Integral Theory & Metamodernism, Irony & Sincerity, and Why Voting Matters

In this conversation, I’m speaking with Terry Patten. Terry is a leading voice in the integral movement as an author, speaker, and teacher focusing on the marriage of personal and political transformation. We talk about the relationship between Integral Theory and Metamodernism, the use and misuse of irony & sincerity, and why we should vote, even if it’s statistically meaningless. Terry is a true evolutionary activist and it’s a real pleasure to have him on the show. And if you appreciate where Terry is coming from I highly encourage you to check out his most recent book, ‘A New Republic of Heart: An Ethos for Revolutionaries’. It’s a wonderful read, and Terry has just a few weeks ago begun new non-profit based on the ideas of the text. It’s a very inspiring vision that I expect listeners of this show will resonate with. If you’re curious to learn more you can check out the link below. And If you’re enjoying Emerge and you’d like to express your appreciation you can check the show description for a link to become a supporter or can share the show with your friends so that more people are included in these valuable conversations. Thanks y’all, and enjoy the show. ❤️❤️ Terry’s personal website: terrypatten.com Terry’s new non-profit based on a New Republic of Heart newrepublicoftheheart.org
Oct 22, 201801:21:23
Richard Bartlett - Occupy Wall Street as Bootstrapping Collective Intelligence
Oct 18, 201801:10:56
Indra Adnan - Catalyzing a Networked Politics with The Alternative UK
Oct 15, 201801:11:54
Jake Vartanian - Native: A Crypto Platform for Prosperous Communities
Oct 11, 201854:49
Jordan Greenhall - Anti-Rivalry, QAnon, and SOCIs (Oh my!)
Oct 08, 201801:22:27
Joe Brewer - State of the Collapse

Joe Brewer - State of the Collapse

In this episode, I speak with Joe Brewer about the on-going collapse of our planetary system, the emotional and psychological difficulties of reckoning with this reality, and how we can each become stewards for what comes next.
Oct 04, 201839:52
Bonnitta Roy - A Source Code Analysis of Collective Action 💞

Bonnitta Roy - A Source Code Analysis of Collective Action 💞

In this episode of Emerge, Bonnitta Roy and I explore a Source Code analysis of Collective Action. This is the third and final conversation in our three episode arc together.

We cover such topics as why having a liquid identity makes you a better team player, the core skills for participating in collective actions, and how to create ritual spaces that facilitate the emergence of new shared identities.

This episode will be well worth your time if you ever try to do things with others. That means you, human! 😜

This episode marks the end of Season Two of Emerge; I'll be taking a short break and be back with new episodes in early October. 🙏
Sep 10, 201801:18:18
Rob Burbea - Meditation Fantasies & The Soulmaking Dharma

Rob Burbea - Meditation Fantasies & The Soulmaking Dharma

In this conversation with meditation teacher and author Rob Burbea we discuss the role of fantasy in meditation, the purpose of what Rob calls the 'Soulmaking Dharma' and some common traps that can obstruct our connection with beauty on the contemplative path.

This was the first conversation I had with Rob (there are two more you can listen to in the Emerge podcast stream). For various reasons I decided not to release it immediately after we recorded it, feeling that the subsequent conversations did a better job of communicating what I wanted to communicate. There were also some nasty recording problems that made it difficult at times for the conversation to be fluid and flowing. In any case this is a lovely coversation and I hope you enjoy! 🙏
Sep 03, 201801:10:51
Bonnitta Roy - A Source Code Analysis of Trust 🤝
Aug 31, 201801:20:14
Bonnitta Roy - A Source Code Analysis of Power 💪
Aug 27, 201859:57
Vincent Horn - What Wants to Emerge Now?

Vincent Horn - What Wants to Emerge Now?

In this episode Vincent Horn and I speak on behalf of what wants to emerge now. We discuss the battle for our attention, the relationship between the psychological and the political, the magic of Trump and personal responsibility in the attention economy. Enjoy! ❤️
Aug 20, 201839:41
Max Borders - The Coming Social Singularity
Aug 13, 201801:15:40
Rob Burbea Responds
Aug 08, 201801:22:02
Moritz Bierling - Metamodern Politics + Holochain = 🔥💞🌎🤸

Moritz Bierling - Metamodern Politics + Holochain = 🔥💞🌎🤸

What do you get when you combine an emerging vision of politics with new expressive capacities in human coordination? Humanity may be about to find out... In this episode of Emerge I’m speaking with Moritz Bierling. Moritz is the "Chief Catalyst" at Holo, a project of Holochain, as well as a Senior Strategist at Exosphere. In this conversation, we explore anti-fragile education, the emerging economic niche of currency design, and the fascinating symmetries between Metamodern Politics and Holochain. Enjoy ❤️ Holochain Capacity Shift Presentation https://prezi.com/m/vcfwa-8ocg7m/metacurrency-strategy-vision/ Arthur Brock Short Video https://youtu.be/j6vEZ926Olw Ceptr Revelations (Pre-Release) https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Line362Wm0zMOZcEZMqPYfHqNS4XIVyVsP7SS_4jE2o Moritz & Skinner on the School Sucks Podcast https://schoolsucksproject.com/570-embracing-the-infinite-game/
Aug 06, 201801:24:45
Stephen Reid - Psychedelic Renaissance
Jul 30, 201801:07:40
Jordan Greenhall & Bonnitta Roy - After Jordan Peterson
Jul 26, 201801:13:52
Rob Burbea - A Spiritual Paradigm for The Infinite Game
Jul 23, 201801:19:56
Ronan Harrington - The Praxis of Metamodern Political Change
Jul 16, 201801:13:47
Making Sense of Holochain

Making Sense of Holochain

Ethan and Daniel attempt to make sense of the Holochain episode with Ferananda Ibarra.
Jul 15, 201814:56
Ferananda Ibarra - WTF is Holochain?!
Jul 09, 201858:47
Hanzi Freinacht - The Six Metamodern Political Strategies (pt. 2)
Jun 29, 201801:45:26
Making Sense of Hanzi (pt. 1)

Making Sense of Hanzi (pt. 1)

Ethan and Daniel have a conversation about part one of the episode with Hanzi Freinacht.
Jun 26, 201818:18
Hanzi Freinacht - Towards a Metamodern Politics (pt. 1)
Jun 26, 201801:25:27
Making Sense of the Bonnitta Roy Episode
May 30, 201814:30
Where Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, and Ezra Klein Go Wrong
May 25, 201801:12:35
Making Sense of the Darren Silver Episode

Making Sense of the Darren Silver Episode

Ethan and Daniel talk about the most recent episode of Emerge with Darren Silver.
May 17, 201814:17
Darren Silver - Storying Our Way to a Sacred World
May 17, 201801:02:11
Making Sense of the Jordan Greenhall Episode

Making Sense of the Jordan Greenhall Episode

Ethan and Daniel have a sense-making conversation about the Jordan Greenhall episode of Emerge.
Apr 18, 201815:42
Jordan Greenhall - Sovereignty, Resonance, and Liminality
Apr 17, 201801:18:09
Experiments in Sense-Making #1: Beyond Expertise
Apr 04, 201824:23
Emerge 010: "A More Beautiful Question" Warren Berger

Emerge 010: "A More Beautiful Question" Warren Berger

On this episode of Emerge my guest is Warren Berger. Warren is the author of the book ‘A More Beautiful Question’.

In this conversation we talk about the nature and importance of questioning, what keeps us from maintaining our child-like curiosity as we age, the danger of relying on expert advice, and how to find the important life-questions that Google can’t answer. Enjoy!
Mar 15, 201837:23
Emerge 009: "Bridging Technology And Consciousness" Adam Curry

Emerge 009: "Bridging Technology And Consciousness" Adam Curry

In this episode of Emerge I speak with Adam Curry. Adam is an inventor and tech entrepreneur in San Francisco. His most recent work is an application called Entangled, which he refers to as the SETI of consciousness research.

In this episode we discuss the informational nature of consciousness, how materialism is our cultures metaphysics, and whether we can use collective consciousness to predict Earthquakes. Enjoy the show!
Mar 15, 201850:57
Emerge 008: "Emergent Creativity" Tiago Forte

Emerge 008: "Emergent Creativity" Tiago Forte

On this episode of Emerge, I speak with Tiago Forte. Tiago is the founder of Forte Labs, a productivity training and consulting firm in the bay area. He specializes in helping organizations and individuals adopt an approach to productivity that is both systematic and human centered.

In this conversation, we speak about using design thinking for individual improvement and empowerment, how to harness chaos and emergence for personal creativity, and the changing nature of knowledge work. Enjoy the show!
Mar 15, 201848:31
Emerge 007: "The Smog Of Racism" Alison Cohen

Emerge 007: "The Smog Of Racism" Alison Cohen

On this Episode of Emerge I speak with Alison Cohen. Alison works as an instructional coach for public high school teachers and as a mindfulness educator for schools and social service organizations. Alison focuses on the interconnections between mindfulness and bias awareness and reduction.

In this episode we speak about how mindfulness can disrupt the school to prison pipeline, the subtleties of implicit bias and cultural conditioning, and the nature of embodied racism. Enjoy the show!
Mar 15, 201841:45
Emerge 005: "Trust And Self-Organizing Systems" Christina Bowen

Emerge 005: "Trust And Self-Organizing Systems" Christina Bowen

In this episode of emerge I speak with Christina Bowen. Christina is a knowledge ecologist working on such topics as collective intelligence, global warming, and systems theory. In this conversation we talk about the relationship between trust and collective intelligence, how to solve wicked problems , and the nature of self-organization. Please enjoy this conversation with knowledge ecologist Christina Bowen!
Mar 15, 201845:42
Emerge 004: Taylor Pearson "The End of Jobs"

Emerge 004: Taylor Pearson "The End of Jobs"

Taylor Pearson joins me for this episode of Emerge. Taylor is an entrepreneur and author of the book ‘The End of Jobs’, an account of the changing nature of our economy and how to re-imagine your relationship to work for more freedom, meaning and wealth.

In this show we talk about what jobs are and why they’re ending, the evolution of work, the power of negative visualization, and why now is the best time in human history to make the jump into entrepreneurship.
Mar 15, 201852:52
Emerge 003: Scott Santen "Basic Income"

Emerge 003: Scott Santen "Basic Income"

Today we have on the show Scott Santens. Scott is a writer and advocate of what’s known as a basic guaranteed income. In this episode we go over the basics of basic income as well as some of the philosophical and cultural questions that arise when considering such a radical policy.

Enjoy!
Mar 15, 201850:46
Emerge 002: Chris Dancy "Smartphone Loneliness"

Emerge 002: Chris Dancy "Smartphone Loneliness"

This episode's guest is Chris Dancy. Chris has been called “the most connected human on earth” and has been featured on Fox News, NPR, BBC, TechCrunch, Mashable, and Wired, among others. He is a contemplative platform designer, artist, philosopher and writer.

We talked about what it takes to design technology that promotes human well-being, the nature and cause of distraction and loneliness, the changing landscape of work, and how to survive a systemic collapse, without hoarding bullets.
Mar 15, 201845:39
Emerge 001: David Loy "A World Between Stories"

Emerge 001: David Loy "A World Between Stories"

The first guest on Emerge is author, philosopher and activist David Loy. David and I first met at the Occupy Boulder General Assembly and our relationship grew from there. David work sits at the intersection of contemplative wisdom and social justice, making him a perfect first guest for Emerge.

In this episode we discuss the ways stories limit and liberate us, the symptoms of living in a world between stories, the nature of the (7+ billion) new stories, the difficulty of acting in integrity with what you know is true, and how to find the meaning of your life.

Enjoy!

NOTE: Please forgive the strange audio glitches in the interview. The content of this interview is still awesome. :)
Mar 15, 201847:49